Posted On:10/06/2004 9:32pm
I found this clip on another forum. The people there were saying it's not too good, because it was mostly strength and wrestling. I wonder how good the internet forum guys would do in push hands competition. Actually, it's not much of a competition, more of a ownage by one guy. I thought I'd post it
So I found some competitive Aikido clips on this very forum. So which is better in competition, and which is more powerful, Taiji or Aikido? Or are they quite similar? I'm just kidding, this isn't meant to be a Taiji vs. Aikido thread, or about which style is best, but what the hell,
Posted On:10/06/2004 11:06pm
I've seen that pushing hands clip before. I like it. That kid in the red is actually the son of a grandmaster, I believe.
Posted On:10/06/2004 11:31pm
I was expecting something a little more sophisticated than a sumo match.
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Posted On:10/06/2004 11:45pm
Competitive moving step push hands generally turns into a standup wrestling match. It takes a pretty high level of skill to make it anything else. It's a lot easier to use strength than well honed tai chi skill.
Posted On:10/06/2004 11:49pm
Here are some other various clips I found on the net that I find somewhat interesting. I mean hey, what are the alternatives, for IMA clips on the internet, if someone's found better, put them up. I don't think you can find truly good clips on the net, that **** ain't for free I guess.
and there a short limited clips on these sites
The Eternal n00b
Posted On:10/07/2004 6:26am
Style: CM Boxing/BJJ/RBSD
A lot of that looked like wrestling to me. Especially the underhooks. Where are the wrestling regulars?
Posted On:10/07/2004 6:30am
Style: Kyokushin Karate
hmmm... the aikido clips are tomiki aikido aren't they? so how does the randori work?
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Posted On:10/07/2004 6:53am
Style: Mixed Martial Arts
For some reason whenever I picture two people fighting each other in Taiji, underwater and moving really slowly
Posted On:10/07/2004 7:45am
Style: lol gun fu teehee
guy in red looked like he knew what he was doing from my limited taichi perspective-.-;;
Posted On:10/07/2004 10:36am
Style: Muay Thai, Kenjutsu
I'd mentioned this once before, many months ago, but everyone laughted at me, so I dropped it. But I once saw a Judo black belt sparring push hands with a senior Taiji Chen student. The sparring was very aggressive, like stand up wrestling with no throws, and fairly evenly matched.
A couple of years ago a friend of mine tore her ACL, sparring push hands in China, and one of the other students was actually knock out during his match.
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